WEEE and Householders

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From 13th August 2005, householders in Dublin and Nationwide have been able to bring their unwanted WEEE to any of the Local Authority Recycling Centres in Dublin and dispose this type of waste for FREE.  Location and contact details for the City Council’s Recycling Centres are provided below.

Alternatively householders can take back WEEE to retailers free of charge. The take back system operators on a one-for-one basis only provided the WEEE returned is of a similar type or performed the same function as the new item purchased, i.e. you can exchange an old toaster for a new one  but you cannot return a toaster while purchasing a new microwave.  The item you wish to dispose of doesn't need to be returned to the retailer where the item was originally purchased but to the retailer where you are buying the new product.

If you purchase a new product you have up to 15 days to return a similar item to the retailer. If an item is delivered you can arrange for the removal of your old item with the retailer there and then. Otherwise you have up to 30 days to return the item back to the retailer. 

There are 3 recycling centres located in Dublin City which will take back household WEEE for free:

Retailers are requested to bring their WEEE to one of the following Recycling Facilities:

  • Northstrand Recycling Centre,
    Shamrock Terrace, Northstrand , Dublin 1. Tel: 01 836 4716
    • Opening Hours:
      Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
      Saturday 10am-1pm,
      Closed  Sundays and Bank Holidays

Household Collections are not available. This is a drop off only facility.

Please note that it is imperative that retailers contact the Recycling facility a day before they intend to deliver WEEE to ensure there is sufficient capacity at the facility.

  • Electronic Recycling,
    Unit 20, Jamestown Business Pk, Finglas Dublin 11. Tel: 01 864 0806
  • Opening Hours:
  • Monday - Friday: 9am – 4:30pm
    Closed  Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Alternatively Retailers with large amounts of WEEE are asked to deliver directly to Rehab facility at 77 Broomhill road, Tallaght, D24 telephone (01 – 4528119 / 1800 661 551) or e-mail (info@rehabrecycle.ie)

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Community Electrical Recycling

Recycle IT is a community based social enterprise specialising in recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Recycle IT will take any electrical items with a plug or a battery. This includes dual purpose business and household appliances like computers, printers, washing machines, dishwashers or fridges. We also take small battery-operated devices like electric toothbrushes, mobile phones and pocket radios. So, if you live or work in Dublin or the surrounding counties and have a disused computer, TV, cooker or phone in the store, garage or under the stairs please Recycle IT.

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